Posted By Alicia

I was up late last night with my sweet Eclectus girl Kaleena, who laid an egg. This is a fairly common occurrence for her, every 3 to 4 months. (The eggs are infertile since I do not breed her to Killian.) It is amazing to me that a bird of her size can produce such large eggs, although this one was a little smaller than usual. I always feel for her, it just hurts to watch her get that huge egg out! Thankfully she is perfectly healthy and has had scans and tests done to put me at ease knowing she has a healthy level of calcium and is not likely to be egg bound, but it is always a concern. Bless her heart, she is so sweet and not aggressive at all like most female Eclectus parrots when nesting, and just seems to want extra snuggles and attention during this time, and I am happy to oblige. :)


 
4 Comment(s):
Tracy - Bella Embroidery said...
OUCH!! If Angel lays an egg - I'll have a stroke. I love your BLOG by the way! Can't wait to meet you in person in a couple of weeks. When you're feeling better, we'll hit the road together! Hugs my friend! Tracy, Ty and Angel
March 24, 2008 10:40:01
 
dana said...
My Newbe (sun conure) has been laying also. Every frew days I find a eggg at the bottom of her cage. I also do not breed my birds, but do save the eggs , clean them out and have them in a little birds nest in my china cabinet. (LOL)
March 8, 2008 11:37:29
 
Mara Burton said...
Awe that is so sweet. Tia my Quaker laid 3 eggs 4 weeks apart in 2006 and the first time I was so worried - I thought she was sick. After that though she was fine. Giving her 12.5 to 13 hours of darkness each night managed to keep her from having eggs this year. You are right though, it is always a worry. So glad that she is well :) All the best.
February 16, 2008 09:46:44
 
Emily said...
They're so little compared to the lovely birds our babies become!
February 15, 2008 07:43:13
 
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